Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

January 19, 2006 17:15 ET

Four New Gold Bearing Anomalies Discovered at Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 19, 2006) - Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BPM)(PINK SHEETS:BPMSF)(Berlin & Frankfurt WKN A0B75M) is pleased to announce that a Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) geochemical survey, carried out in October, 2005, has outlined four previously unknown gold mineralized structures north of the Ferguson Fault, on the Company's Bralorne/Pioneer property, in the Lillooet Mining Division, B.C. The survey was carried out in an area covered by five to 30 meters of glacial drift. Historic work in this area has included traditional soil sampling and prospecting that was unable to discover any mineralization because of the depth of the overburden. The MMI survey has outlined four distinct zones anomalous in gold. These zones extend for 800, 950, 1,100 and 2,000 metres, sub parallel to the historic producing veins in the Pioneer, Bralorne and King mines, which are located south of the Ferguson Fault.

A surface diamond drill program totalling 1,700 metres is scheduled to start early February 2006 to further test these 4 gold anomalies. Drilling should take approximately a month to complete with assay results to follow sometime in March.

Very little exploration work was carried out north of the Ferguson Fault during the historic operations because this area is a relatively flat plateau largely covered by between five to 30 metres of glacially derived overburden. The high clay content and depth of this material rendered most traditional prospecting tools, such as prospecting, trenching and soil sampling, ineffective.

The MMI survey carried out on Bralorne's property has outlined four distinct, continuous gold anomalies which trend sub-parallel to the historic productive veins. These anomalies might be the manifestation of gold bearing structure containing near surface veins that have not been previously exploited.

The MMI geochemical system is a proprietary geochemical system developed in Australia and designed to detect mineralization under tens of metres of overburden. The survey was carried out over an area of the property which is relatively flat and generally covered by 5 to 30 metres of high clay content glacial/fluvial cover. Traditional prospecting, soil sampling and trenching has had little success in outlining mineralization in this area. The area of the survey is also largely northeast of the Ferguson Fault, thus, according to historic conventional wisdom at the mine, thought to be outside the most prospective area. Most of the historic mining was carried out to the southwest of the Ferguson Fault, between this fault and the Cadwallader Fault.

2005 MMI Survey

Six hundred fifty one samples were taken at 10 metre intervals on nine lines run at azimuth 210 degrees for 290 to 1,110 metres at approximately 500 metre line spacing to cover an area of 3,150,000 square metres, which is 315 hectares (see detailed map Figure 1 on Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd.'s website Approximately 500 grams of soil with larger rocks removed were taken from 10 to 20 centimetres below surface and placed in a sealable four mil plastic bag labelled with the sample site co-ordinates. Sample bags were then shipped to SGS laboratories in Toronto where a representative sub-sample was leached with a weak acid solution and the resulting solution analyzed for 39 elements by ICP-MS.

Anomalous levels for gold were determined to be greater than 0.5 ppb. When the anomalous samples were plotted, four distinct zones were shown all running sub-parallel to known productive veins and bounding structures.

On Behalf of the Board

William G. Kocken, President

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